2. Beignets and cafe au lait. Every day. And bread pudding and pralines and sweet potato casseroles and barbeque shrimp and wow, I need to lose a few pounds. With a special thanks to Grandmere Mimi for her exceptional local advice and restaurant recommendations.
3. Walt Disney, Frederick Law Olmsed and John Muir whose visionary ideas for development, landscape design and open space preservation formed the foundations of my planning education and made me fall in love with my career.
4. Today is free Ben & Jerry's ice cream cone day! Oh yes, I will be there.
5. My first attempts at growing plants from seed in my basement. Watching each plant spring gently from the soil made me absolutely giddy. Another couple of weeks and I should be able to transplant outside. I've already told Martha that I'm going to need MUCH more space next year.